With the recent closing of the walk in centres, we encourage all our patients to ring the practice first on 01429 838217, 01429 820235, 01429 820233 or 0191 586 3859  between 8am to 5:30pm for any medical advice.

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LogoWelcome to East Durham Medical Group

The 3 former practices – The Carodoc Practice, Shinwell Medical Group and Phoenix Medical Group merged with effect from April1, 2019 to form East Durham Medical Group.

The original practices were established with the sinking of the colliery mines over 100 years ago. The practice is 18,500 patients across 6 sites Wingate, Horden, Peterlee, Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Kelloe. The new practice retains the values of Dr Chandy , Dr Fairlamb and Dr Patel the former senior partners of the 3 merging practices.

The vision of our practice is ‘Compassionate Continuing Care’.

Despite being a large practice we are keen to maintain a service that feels personal where you know your local GPs and nurses. However you do have the choice of taking an appointment at any of our 6 sites if that is more convenient for you. The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

We wish to provide the best service we can and also provide continuity with specific GPs across the various sites of the practice as outlined below

Wingate - Dr Samuel, Dr Ramzi, Dr Dibdin, Dr Clark and Dr Hassan
Peterlee - Dr Naing, Dr Htoo and Dr Hassan
Horden - Dr Barnsley, Dr Kalia and Dr Ramzi
Wheatley Hill - Dr Naing, Dr Adla, Dr Mangat
Thornley - Dr Htoo, Dr Adla
Kelloe - Dr Adla

If you wish to discuss any concerns regarding the service provision of the practice, please discuss this with your patient group representative to be discussed in the practice patient participation group meetings or liaise with the senior GPs in the practice

Wingate & Peterlee - Dr Samuel
Horden - Dr Barnsley
Wheatley Hill and Kelloe - Dr Naing
Thornley - Dr Kyaw

Our Statement of Purpose and Aims are displayed in all our sites:
E – Every Patient Counts
D - Delivering quality care, embracing change
M - Multi-skilled continuing care to support patient wellbeing
G – Grounded in our community

Our Core Values:
Celebrate success

Our surgery website is a way of presenting to all our patients an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

Patient Online Access

Did you know that you can now access some of our services online direct from your Smart Phone or a Tablet ?

You can make GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view certain digitally coded areas of your medical records including some test results online. Please speak to one of our friendly Reception Team for your "User Specific" logon details to access this service.


Wheelchair access to the building is via a ramp near the front entrance. Patient services are all provided at ground-floor level. A disabled patients’ WC is provided.

Please note that all patients now have an Allocated Named GP. 
This does not affect who you wish to see when  making an appointment.  You can request the name of your Allocated GP at our Reception.

(Site updated 26/05/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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